My sister studied in a Christian missionary school. Somehow there is a notion that, such type of schools pay more attention to English and students from those schools have less or weak knowledge in Tamil (I am trying to be "politically correct" here..if u still find it offensive..don't sue me :D ). Once she had misspelled "Veera Paandiya Kattabomman" as "Kettabomman" (which literally translates to spoilt Bomman) :D It was so funny that her teacher still remembers her for that spello (had she typed we cud've called it Typo :D) and i never miss a chance to pull her leg with that ( aabveyesly u c :D )
I read an article about Dyslexic people, who spell words differently. Take the movie "Taare Zameen par" for that matter. There is a scene where the teacher gets irritated with Ishan for making so many spelling mistakes. Was wondering why people go crazy over misspelled words. What was "Colour" few years back is "Color" now. Even Blogspot is highlighting the first version as wrong spelling. My classmate once read "Island" as "Isssland". All of us laughed. Few days back in News i saw one French minister pronouncing the same way..in front of media. No one bothered!! what was "Schedule" is being called as "Skedule". Who decides which spelling or pronunciation is correct? No word is going to sue you for spelling it wrong :D So what the heck?? So Why all this hungama??
Right from childhood..we have all been brought up as conformists. Do this, as its the way everyone does. If someone does something different, its screamed at or scorned.
But one thing is..if everyone decides to have their own way and say over things, it would be total chaos. I am not calling for a rebellion here. But these are small things, i feel, which doesn't warrant such strong reactions. End of the day its the communication which matters.
P.S: En neram, before i could publish this post, a mail came from one of my colleague with so many spelling mistakes that i couldnt understand what he was trying to convey..had to call him up and confirm :D Oru vela en posta hack panni publish panrathuku munna padichitaro?? :D